Sweet Treats

Refreshing Paloma Drink Recipe

paloma drink recipe

During the cold winter months I try to enjoy as much brightly colored citrus fruits as I can. Their vibrant colors brighten up the darkest days, and their fresh flavors bring to mind warmer places. We recently served these gorgeous Palomas at a dinner party, and they were a huge hit! With a punch of ruby red grapefruit and lime juices this refreshing Paloma drink recipe is a hit any time of year.


The Recipe


The Paloma is the most popular drink in Mexico, and it’s no surprise given how easy and delicious this drink is. There are a number of variations, some add sugar or agave syrup for, some add orange or other citrus juice. There are also different types of grapefruit juice you can use, and you can choose to have fresh squeezed or from the market.


I prefer to use ruby red grapefruit juice since it makes a nice sweet and tart drink, and brings out the flavors of the tequila without tasting too boozy.



The Paloma

Makes 3 cocktails


  • 2 ounces silver tequila (blanco)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 6 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice (if you use regular grapefruit juice you may want to add a few teaspoons of sugar)
  • 6 ounces sparkling water (tonic water, seltzer water, or club soda will do)
  • lime wedge (for garnish)
  • sea salt for around the rim of the glass (optional)


Rub the rim of a highball glass with a lime and dip
in a plate of sea salt, shake off the excess.

Combine the tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit juice
in a cocktail shaker, add ice and gently shake.

Pour into highball glasses filled with ice.
Top up with sparkling water.
Stir and serve with a lime garnish

paloma cocktail recipe


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